Huey Lewis and The News return May 18 to Tulsa

March 9, 2017

Grammy winner to play The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa

TULSA, Okla. — For nearly 40 years, Huey Lewis and The News have entertained fans with a lengthy catalogue of rock hits. On May 18, they return to Tulsa to perform at The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa.

Tickets start at $55 and go on sale March 23.

Since forming in 1979, Huey Lewis and The News have recorded numerous Top 10 hits, including “The Heart of Rock & Roll,” “Jacob’s Ladder,” “Stuck With You,” “I Want A New Drug,” “If This Is It,” “Hip To Be Square” and “Do You Believe In Love.”

The group also recorded “The Power of Love” for the hit film “Back To The Future.” The song earned an Academy Award nomination and peaked at No. 1 on Billboard’s singles chart.

The San Francisco rockers’ biggest album to date is 1983’s “Sports,” which went platinum seven times. The music video for the album’s single “The Heart of Rock & Roll” earned the band a Grammy Award. In 2013, “Sports” was re-released as a two-disc 30th anniversary edition that includes various live performances.

Overall, Huey Lewis and The News have released 13 albums, selling more than 20 million worldwide.

When performing live, Huey Lewis and The News incorporate a variety of musical influences, including R&B and soul, to create their own unique sound. Lewis also brings some bluesy tones to the performance when he breaks out into his harmonica solos. One of the highlights of the show is their a cappella rendition of early rock ‘n’ roll classics such as “It’s Alright,” “Little Bitty Pretty One” and “Sixty Minute Man.”

The band is comprised of Huey Lewis (vocals and harmonica), Johnny Colla (saxophone, guitar and vocals), Bill Gibson (drums, percussion and vocals), Sean Hopper (keyboards and vocals), Stef Burns (guitars and vocals) and John Pierce (bass). The live show features their longtime horn section of San Francisco bay area luminaries: Rob Sudduth (tenor saxophone), Marvin McFadden (trumpet) and Johnnie Bamont (baritone saxophone).

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa is located off Interstate 44 at exit 240. Ticket prices and information on upcoming shows are available online in The Joint section of or by calling (918) 384-ROCK. The Joint box office is open from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.